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Title: 1860 Bathing Costume
Post by: BetsyConnolly on September 12, 2017, 08:54:50 PM
Last weekend I attended Jessica Craig's event at Cape May, New Jersey, and debuted a bathing costume. I used a variety of references, including extant garments, fashion illustrations, and the famous 1864 fashion plate to create a typical bathing costume. The fabric is a lightweight wool flannel that I bought several years ago, and the trim is wool twill tape. The belt was made with a cream wool flannel.

There were rip tide warnings in effect so I didn't get to spend much time in the actual waves, but we splashed around in a tide pool and it was an interesting experience!

Many, many thanks to Carolann for sharing her knowledge and answering many questions. Credit goes to Jessica Craig for all the pictures.

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Title: Re: 1860 Bathing Costume
Post by: EKorsmo on September 13, 2017, 10:35:10 AM
That is lovely. Well done!


Title: Re: 1860 Bathing Costume
Post by: Ms. Jean on September 15, 2017, 04:12:50 AM
Lovely, indeed!


Title: Re: 1860 Bathing Costume
Post by: MCBurbage on September 16, 2017, 06:21:30 AM
It looks great, and it definitely looks like you had fun with the group.


Title: Re: 1860 Bathing Costume
Post by: Trish B on September 17, 2017, 03:11:47 PM
Absolutely adorable! 
Thanks for sharing  the pictures!   trish B.